Album Info: Joe Budden – Padded Room

18 12 2008

My boy Matt sent me this today via email. The nets favorite rapper Joe Budden is prepping his upcoming album Padded Room. Like most material Budden puts out, the guest appearances a to a minimum and it’s sure to have the internet goin nuts. Click the full story to peep more info and album tracklisting.




NearClassics: Kanye West – Late Registration

18 12 2008


Before Kanye went autotune on us, he was one of the most perfect balanced mc’s when it comes to subject matter. His balance was reflected on his first two albums, where he talked about everything from consciousness, to gold digging women, to family emergencies. While College Dropout is hailed as Kanye’s best album, I actually liked Late Registration better. It’s very rare that sophomores are better than debuts, but in this case the second LP was slightly better than the first. Allow me to introduce one of my favorite albums ever. They ask him “why you call it Late Registration ‘Ye? Cause we taking these muh’fuckers back to school”
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Seeing is Believing 12/16: Sooner or Later It All Comes Crashing Down!

16 12 2008

N.E.R.D. – Sooner or Later

There hasn’t been too many post-worthy videos to hit the net lately, so I will gladly post the official video for one of my favorite tracks off Seeing Sounds. Unfortunately they had to reduce the long drum break towards the end of the track, but I’m feeling the economical crisis theme they put to it.





Girls, Girls, Girls: Chick of the Week 12/15 – Rosario Dawson

15 12 2008


With the release of Will Smith’s newest flick Seven Pounds, my attention was brought to Rosario Dawson who co-stars in the film. Though she did catch my eye in “Eagle Eye”, I recently looked up some pics of her and thought that I had to blog about it. Rosario Dawson is a Black and Latin actress who have some of the physical qualities that I love in a women, nice teeth, pretty skin, lips, and breasts. Click the full story to continue reading and to peep more pics!
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Takin’ Em Back – 12/12

12 12 2008

Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah (Got You All In Check)

I remember as a young’n I was heavily fascinated by this video. It was lively, hype, and it branded Busta as an “animated” rapper. Regardless of Busta’s “animated” style, his old videos are timeless. Every time he hooks up with Hype Williams, the results are classic. Peep my favorite J’s at 4:24. On another note, what happened to rappers with distinctive personalities like this? Someone who’s videos are fun and exciting to see?





NearClassics: Prodigy – H.N.I.C.

12 12 2008


The infamous Mobb Deep emerged onto the rap scene in the mid 90’s with their gritty style of New York street rap. The duo consisted of producer-rapper Havoc, and Prodigy. After numerous solid releases, beefs, and controversies, Prodigy decided to make a solo album with production help and appearances with his crew mate Havoc. Apparently the things hip hop loved about early Mobb Deep albums, persisted with HNIC making it one of hip hop’s most slept on albums to date.
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Mixtape Madness: Drake – Heartbreak Drake: The Best of Drake

11 12 2008


If you’ve been sleeping on Drake like myself, this is your opportunity to give em a listen. I’ve heard a couple of tracks from him and he’s semi-nice and he has a growing buzz online. You may have seen him on Degrassi where he plays Jimmy. This mixtape features frequent collaborator Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, and freestyles on some of the hottest beats out right now. Click the full story for the download link and tracklisting. Read the rest of this entry »





20 Classic Hip Hop Album Covers Redone Via Lego

11 12 2008


I seen this on illRoots and I had to post this up. Here’s 20 classic hip hop album covers redone with Lego’s. An ATLiens cover would’ve been dope. In the full story, you’ll peep my favorites and a link to all the rest.
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Mixtape Madness: 10.Deep. Presents The New Deal

10 12 2008


One of my favorite clothing lines 10.Deep. brings you this hot new mixtape with new joints and remixes from Kanye, Common, Charles Hamilton, Wale, and a slew of other up and coming rap acts. Click the full story to peep the back cover/tracklisting and to get your copy.
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Album Review: Common – Universal Mind Control

10 12 2008

*Artwork was signed by Common

Earlier this year, Common made the announcement that his upcoming album will not be as conscious as his prior releases, and it will not feature any production from Kanye West. Common’s last two albums Be and Finding Forever were almost fully produced by Kanye, and their undeniable chemistry helped revitalize Common’s career. On Common’s latest LP Universal Mind Control, Com decided to collaborate with The Neptunes to create feel good music. From the start of Common Sense’s catalog, he branded himself as a smooth, lyrical, conscious MC. With Common’s change of music direction, will fans find this album mind controlling or will it share the same criticism as Electric Circus?
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